My last bike was stolen with the hitch so I needed to find a replacement. As far as price goes this was comparable or better than other sites. It was more cost effective to buy 2 than 1 as far as the shipping goes but they still shipped seperately. Not sure how that worked out. My wife and I now have one on each of our bikes and we use our chariot several times a week for the past three years. Solid system that I would recommend. As far as the little hitch goes, not much to say about it other than it does what it should and has never broken.